Lake Shore Central School DistrictSchool Psychologists
Who We AreDolores ArmbrustAnthony J Schmidt and Elementary Out of District Placements716-926-2236Deb AndersonJohn T Waugh Elementary and Elementary Self Contained Placements716-926-2237Michelle LlerasHighland Elementary and Committee for Preschool Special Education Chairperson716-926-2269Brian DziewaMiddle School and Secondary Out of District Placements716-926-2120Paul TaylorHigh School and Secondary Transition716-926-2238
What We Do
School psychologists are uniquely qualified members of school teams that support students’ ability to learn and teachers’ ability to teach. They apply expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior, to help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. School psychologists partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home, school, and the community.
School psychologists work to find the best solution for each student and situation; they use different strategies to address student needs and to improve school and district-wide support systems. School psychologists work with students individually and in groups. They also develop programs to train teachers and parents about effective teaching and learning strategies, techniques to manage behavior at home and in the classroom, working with students with disabilities or with special talents, addressing abuse of drugs and other substances, and preventing and managing crises.
The school psychologist assigned to your child's building can be contacted using the information provided at left and is available to help with your concerns.